Plane crash lands on Wisconsin interstate, one hurt
Racine County, WI, United States (4E) – A twin engine plane that was scheduled to touch down at an airport in Wisconsin last Monday crashed on a highway near Racine, one person is injured.
According to the Racine County Sheriff’s Office, the male pilot was not hurt while his female passenger was reportedly slightly injured when the plane experienced mechanical problems while trying to land at the Sylvania Airport.
The pilot overshoot the runway and passed a frontage road before ending up on the I-94 near Highway 11, blocking all three southbound lanes of the interstate.
Federal Aviation Administration spokeswoman Elizabeth Isham Cory said that the incident happened at about 6:30 p.m. on I-94 between Route 11 and Route 20 in the town of Yorkville.
The 1968 Beecher aircraft, which was heavily damaged, spilled fuel on the road which was contained immediately. The Department of Natural Resources is set to investigate the crash scene.
FAA said that the plane is a fixed-wing multi-engine B90 model, registered to Direct Action Aviation LLC out of Reno, Nevada. The agency is investigating the case.
The Wisconsin Department of Transportation declared the I-94 eastbound/US 41 southbound closed at around 6:41 p.m. due to the incident. All lanes reopened around 11:19 p.m.